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Colvin Run Mill

Colvin Run preps fall-harvest festival

Harvest Day at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site on Oct. 22 will let visitors spend a day in the 1800s and explore how local crops were turned into food.After farmers harvested their crops, they sold their grain to a...

Colvin Run Mill visitors to face traffic detours

Colvin Run Mill Historic Site in Great Falls soon will be a bit more difficult to reach because of highway construction, Fairfax County Park Authority officials said. From now through June, all drivers leaving Colvin Run Mill will turn right...

Colvin Run Mill set to reopen renovated miller’s house

Long before cavernous McMansions and whiz-bang electronic devices, Americans in modest homes entertained themselves with simple games, toys and hobbies. The public will be able to experience a slice of 19th-century middle-class life – and learn a little history, to...

Sign of spring: Colvin Run programs tap into sap

Colvin Run Mill is hosting programs to learn about sap from its maple trees on Sundays, Feb. 6 and 20 and March 6, at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Participants will learn how sap is boiled down...

Colvin Run Mill ramps up programming for Girl Scouts

Colvin Run Mill Historic Site is hosting Girl Scouts of the USA programs this fall. “Scouts will explore the worlds of history, art, science, the great outdoors, the importance of community and more,” officials said. “These are fun, education-based programs...

Colvin Run set to inaugurate new grain-grinding wheel

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled on Sunday, May 2, so spectators can witness the new waterwheel at Colvin Run Mill in Great Falls take its first turns and grind its first grains. Colvin Run is the sole surviving example of...
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Police: Carjackers take vehicle, abandon it in PG County

On Jan. 25 at 8:05 p.m., a man was inside his parked vehicle in the 2200 block of Crystal...
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